A reader sent us this via NPR, ‘Law & Order’ Meets Tom Clancy In Dick Wolf’s First Novel | KAWC.
If Dick Wolf’s record in television is any indication, his debut novel, The Intercept, could be the first of dozens.
Wolf’s The Intercept is a thriller set in New York after the killing of Osama bin Laden. Its hero is Detective Jeremy Fisk, of the NYPD Intel Division. According to Wolf, the book picks up where a Law & Order project left off after Sept. 11.
“I was in New York with the shooting crew,” he recalls. “We were two weeks away from beginning principal photography on a miniseries called Terror, which started in an al-Qaeda training camp in Afghanistan with a class of 10-year-olds, their fists up, saying, [Allah akbar] ‘God is great, death to America.’ The brother of one of them [comes] in … to say goodbye because he was going to America to become a great hero. Cut to the brother in the car with three other guys going to the city, blowing up a bomb under the shuttle in Times Square, killing 2,500 people and then releasing anthrax … Needless to say, when the planes went in, we pulled the plug.”
It’s perfectly understandable the series didn’t make it to television in the years following 9/11. But nine, ten, eleven years later it seems television and movies depicting Islamic terrorists that want to kill Americans is non-existent.
Where it has appeared, it’s been either unrealistic or short-lived or both. One author Says Hollywood Avoids Islamic Terrorism on Screen.
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